Sarah Raven is an inspirational and passionate broadcaster, journalist, public speaker and teacher. She speaks and writes on a variety of subjects including gardening, flower arranging and cooking. Sarah also delivers an in depth and personal account of the life, history and the gardens at Sissinghurst.
About Sarah Raven
Sarah Raven is a keen gardener, cook and writer, and now runs a mail-order company, specialising in beautiful and high-production plants. Sarah’s television career includes presenting for the BBC on a number of programmes including Gardeners’ World, the 2014 series Great British Garden Revival and numerous guest appearances for the Chelsea Flower Show.
Sarah runs cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at her farm in East Sussex, and also around the country. She has a home-shopping business based on the plants trialled and grown on the farm.
Sarah writes regularly for various publications including The Daily Telegraph, Country Living, Gardens Illustrated, Gardeners’ World Magazine, and The English Garden magazine and now Sainsbury’s Magazine.
Currently working on a cookery book which combines her medical training with her love of growing and cooking food, explores healthy eating, Sarah’s published recipe books are incredibly popular. Sarah’s gardening and cookery books have won her a number of awards including Best Specialist Gardening book for The Cutting Garden and Cookery Book of the Year for Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook.
Her most recently published book Vita Sackville West’s Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden brings Vita’s garden writing up to date and describes the vision and craft that has made Sissinghurst, one of the most inspirational gardens in the world, a place of vitality and beauty.
Sarah also presented a well-received TV series in 2012 for BBC2 called Bees, Butterflies and Blooms on the crisis of insects and Sarah’s attempts to flower up the nation to hugely increase insect food and habitat supply.